Image Maps at Channel 1
This page explains how to implement image-mapping. Visitors please note that these instructions are specific to the configuration of Channel 1's machine and may not be the same on other implementations.
When you incorporate image-mapping into your Web page, it means that you display a picture as an anchor ... except different coordinates of the picture serve as anchors to different URLs. An example of this can be found on the bottom of this web page. The navigational button bar there is a single image with different URL's mapped to different areas.
You can find other examples of image mapping at:
default http://www.channel1.com/ rect (0,0) (58,32) http://mall.channel1.com/ rect (58,0) (109,32) http://www.chathouse.com/ rect (109,0) (170,32) http://www.filelibrary.com/ rect (170,0) (255,32) http://www.channel1.com/services/ rect (255,0) (307,32) http://www.channel1.com/etc/ rect (307,0) (366,32) http://www.channel1.com/ rect (366,0) (439,32) http://www.channel1.com/mailus/
Then save the file as something like foobar.conf or barfoo.map. Here is a document at CERN specifying the format of an imagemap configuration file. Use it as a reference for making your *.conf or *.map file. Make sure you set the file permissions correctly for this file, just like you would for your web pages, using chmod.
< A href="/IMG/username/clickable.map" >
< IMG SRC="clickable.gif" ISMAP> </A >
As a final note, there are programs to automatically generate imagemap files, but we don't
currently provide consulting support for any of them ... and it's really not too difficult
to write your own.